To clarify, firstly: I have thick, wavy hair with some ringlets, not cork screw curls. The "no-poo" shampoo smells incredibly fresh and clean, and even if you're opposed to or bothered by the idea of a lather free shampoo, try it. My scalp feels wonderfully clean. The hydrating conditioner has a different but equally lovely scent, and you can feel the quality of the product as you run it through your hair. The gel is another winner- no crunchy curls, smells yummy, and seriously, my hair looks even curlier than usual. A bigger bonus: my hair is also soft and shiny after using the system. Try it, you are going to LOVE it.